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New Technical Specification Aims to Improve Traceability of Canola

Food safety depends on how well produce can be tracked from farm to table. Distributed ledger technologies like blockchain are well suited to this task. They provide an immutable and easily available record that can be used to follow items through supply chains. The CIO Strategy Council, in collaboration with the Standards Council of Canada …

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New standard helps keep patients’ identities secure

The pandemic has caused a rapid shift towards online services across the economy, and healthcare is no exception. But there are still few standardized ways to present and consume identity information online and in-person with confidence, while respecting the rights of individuals, including their privacy. A new standard from the CIO Strategy Council aims to …

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Share your views on a new standard for digital twins

The CIO Strategy Council is inviting comments on a draft first edition of a new standard for digital twins for built environments. These models are context-rich digital representations of buildings and communities. With two-thirds of the global population projected to live in cities by 2050, digital twins are becoming a vital planning tool, and the market for them is expected to grow to …

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CIO Strategy Council Joins ICTC’s Inaugural Digital Future Summit as a Summit Partner

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has penned a memorandum of understanding with the CIO Strategy Council to collaborate on the advancement of standards, trust, and resiliency of the Canadian digital economy. The collaboration sets out an exchange and transfer of knowledge and expertise to drive conversations that will bring together forward-thinking leaders in …

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Work Begins on Standardizing Key Terms in Health Data and Digital Governance

Words matter, particularly in emerging digital fields where the meanings of terms have yet to be settled. Instead of collaboration, confusion can reign when stakeholders can interpret the same text differently. To mitigate this risk, the CIO Strategy Council’s Standards Policy Committee has given the green light to the creation of two new lexicons. These …

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Public review starts for draft standard on privacy professional qualifications

Data is a valuable commodity in the digital economy, so demand is growing for competent privacy professionals who can safeguard it. But it can be difficult for organizations to identify candidates who are properly qualified for these complex roles, which require a solid understanding of technology, best practices, and the law. The CIOSC’s Technical Committee …

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Cybersecurity for SMEs

New standard brings clarity on cybersecurity to SMEs

With 2021 expected to be the worst year on record for cyberattacks, the CIO Strategy Council has published a new standard that will help smaller businesses protect their systems from intruders. The new standard, supported by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), will form part of the requirements for CyberSecure Canada, a voluntary certification program …

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Data Trusts

How Should Data Trusts Protect and Share Information? Comment on a Draft Standard

The CIO Strategy Council is inviting comments from the public on a proposed new national standard governing how institutions managing data trusts should care for information that is used or share with others. What Is a Data Trust? Many emerging technologies will be useful only if they have access to large stores of information. In …

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Work Starts on New Standards for Non-fungible Tokens and Cybersecurity

The CIO Strategy Council is moving ahead with the creation of new national standards in two areas of growing importance to the digital economy. The proposed standards will specify minimum requirements around the design and operation of non-fungible tokens and create a national occupational standard for cybersecurity professionals. The work fills gaps in existing regulatory …

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Conversations with Tech Leaders webcast

Coversations with Tech Leaders webcast: Catch execs from ATCO, Enbridge, Mastercard Foundation and more this fall

The fall line-up for our webcast series “Conversations with Tech Leaders Shaping the Future of Canada” is out, and it’s packed with some of the most influential tech executives in the country. Each episode of the webcast, which is brought to you by Deloitte and the CIO Strategy Council, features an in-depth discussion with a …

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